Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Bills Bills
August 16th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-11-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
SteelManiac7
Water Boy
 
SteelManiac7's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10
Member Number: 2685
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Is this a reach?

Okobi may not be the same after this surgery (we can only hope the opposite), but does it seem logical to maybe see if Simmons can handle the C spot? An offensive line of Marvel/Faneca/Simmons/Kemoeatu/Starks seems reasonable for next season. From what I recall, Simmons is known as a guy the could possibly convert to C. I also recall that Hartings did the same thing. I think Simmons is a very capable lineman that has battled so hard to keep a spot. It seems like Kemoeatu is a guy that is held with very high regards amongst the coaching staff.

That seems like quite a talented offensive line, especially if Kemoeatu pans out.
SteelManiac7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 10:46 PM   #2
19ward86
Head Coach
 
19ward86's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, Ohio
Posts: 1,977
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2717
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Is this a reach?

maybe, i think Kemoeatu would convert before simmons would.
__________________
[YOUTUBE]PGrTvNzGCZE[/YOUTUBE]
You must watch this video.
19ward86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 10:52 PM   #3
Stlrs4Life
Tailgate Coordinator
Supporter
 
Stlrs4Life's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Bedford, Pa
Posts: 5,640
Gender: Male
Member Number: 419
Thanks: 14
Thanked 21 Times in 14 Posts
Default Re: Is this a reach?

Yeahg that would work. But having Okobi back also gives us depth where we are going to need it. Plus, it is too hard to tell how much recovery time is needed for the surgery.
__________________

It's not just Steeler Football, it's a way of Life! "I'm a Champion"
Stlrs4Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 12:18 AM   #4
Midnightwriter07
Starter
 
Midnightwriter07's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 518
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Is this a reach?

Alot could depend on how Phillip pans out as well
Midnightwriter07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 12:26 AM   #5
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 38,559
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 1,616
Thanked 6,777 Times in 2,938 Posts
Default Re: Is this a reach?

i would just as soon see them cut simmons, use his $$$ to retain, i. taylor, and have either okolbi or philips start at center.
tony hipchest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 12:49 AM   #6
TasmanianTroy271
Team Captain
 
TasmanianTroy271's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh (Ingram)
Posts: 738
Gender: Male
Member Number: 544
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Is this a reach?

Simmons will probably be gone after the 2007 season, when both he and Faneca are up. I have a feeling that Faneca will want to stay here and won't ask for huge money, and with Chris Kemoeatu waiting in the wings, Simmons will be gone.
__________________
82 Tackles, 8 Interceptions, 21 Passes Defensed, 1 TD
TasmanianTroy271 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 03:09 AM   #7
Haiku_Dirtt
Head Coach
Supporter
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 156 degrees 17' 30" W 20 degrees 55' N
Posts: 1,749
Member Number: 1645
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Is this a reach?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony hipchest
i would just as soon see them cut simmons, use his $$$ to retain, i. taylor, and have either okolbi or philips start at center.
That really hurts to say but I would agree. Perhaps Marvel was just giving kind words about Simmons when asked about him when he praised. After what he has been through...but this is not non-profit.
Haiku_Dirtt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 07:22 AM   #8
Atlanta Dan
Resigned
Supporter
 
Atlanta Dan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14,276
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 1,954
Thanked 6,147 Times in 2,834 Posts
Default Re: Is this a reach?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony hipchest
i would just as soon see them cut simmons, use his $$$ to retain, i. taylor, and have either okolbi or philips start at center.
My impression has been that the Steelers do not pull $$$ from one segment of the team to sign a specific player on another unit (as opposed to such teams as the Colts, where the defense gets paid only after Peyton & Company finish eating).

If Taylor is to be re-signed I am afraid it will need to come out of the budget for the defense - even if Porter is let go I do not see a $10+ million signing bonus for a CB with one year as a starter, especially with Troy's contract coming up.

If the O-line budget is cut, it will be to start a savings account to re-sign Ben.
Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts